Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Great Indian summer

So far it has been a great Indian summer.

The cool evenings are now just what the apple
and pear crop needs to ripen and become great
tasting fruit.

Many of the summer grapes are now done.  Wine
grape season is upon us or soon will be.

Tomatoes are still coming on gang busters.
Gardens started slow but are continuing to do well.
It is a tad bit late but as the weather continues to
hold, plant garlic and plant the winter garden ASAP.

Powdery mildew is hitting the pumpkin, cucumber
and squash plants.  Next year plant the bushes further
 apart.  An application of sodium bi carbonate each
week will help keep the powdery mildew from covering
the leaves.  Some people have had success with Neem
oil in low amounts.

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